1 Timothy 2:1-8
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.
I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.
from the most senior town official
to the man who sweeps the street in front of my house
from the president to the drunk man on the corner
you love them all, you made them all
they are all important to you
I pray for my neighbours,
for the friends I meet every day
for my community,
all loved by you and all need to know you.
In some small way show them your love,
even through one as flawed and imperfect as I
This street is where you put me Lord
make your amazing love
and your amazing grace
make it known in this street,
in this town
in this province
in this country